Author: Diana Zahuranec

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Hiking In Piedmont

Dear Italy, I love you, but you need more wilderness. This is probably the West Virginian in me talking.
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Nice, France | Off-Season Travel Experiences

Off-season France can be very rewarding indeed... Traveling in the winter conjures images of tall, snow-peaked Alps, red cheeks and noses behind ski masks, and warm hands around mugs of European hot chocolate. Or it may swing in directly the opposite direction, to the oasis…

6 Tips for Near Zen Travel in Stressful Situations

Because we love to travel, but sometimes travel doesn't quite love us back... ... and because air travel and zen travel don't really go together at all It began at the train station. Before going home to West Virginia for the holidays, an international trip…

Bra, Italy: The City of Raw Meat

Bra, Italy, in the raw I’ll try anything once. Then I’ll try it again, and if I don’t like it I’ll try it a third time just to be sure. Taste buds and expectations change, so maybe the food will, too. And when the food…
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Why Italian Hot Chocolate is Amazing

Hot chocolate in Italy is my favourite warm, Italian treat. It's perfect for those cool winter days. In Italy, the time has come to relinquish the fluorescent, plastic gelato spoon. You may crave the cool sweet 365 days a year, but many gelaterie close in the…

The Greek food experience in the hands of a monk

Greek food in Greece: dinner prepared with 1,000-year-old culinary traditions I wasn’t sure what I had in mind about Greek food before going to Greece. Visions of gyros with tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, yogurt and a few recipes I’d tried preparing at home came to…